Early value bets for CFB games

Tennessee, Notre Dame among most underrated; Oregon overrated

Updated: June 16, 2014, 3:49 PM ET
By Will Harris | ESPN Insider

Butch JonesAP Photo/Wade PayneButch Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers are a favorite just once this upcoming season.

Each summer at downtown Las Vegas' largest resort, the Golden Nugget sports book, bettors line up for the release of early lines on 200 college games. One of Nevada's oldest operations, the Nugget is in its eighth year of raising the curtain on wagering for the upcoming season. It's true that some Caribbean shops have had prices posted on Week 1 games for over a month, but the Nugget's advance numbers span the entire calendar.

The SEC leads the way with 41 league games on the board, followed by Pac 12 (32), ACC (31), Big 12 (27) and Big Ten (16). Auburn, Georgia, UCLA, Texas, USC, Oregon and Oklahoma saw the most games posted with nine apiece.